With the travel borders finally being raised, a time for caravanning and camping has never been better- so we’ve decided to help you brush on on your towing knowledge.
We’re here to fix that: we’ve listed some of our top tips to help you tow your vehicle.
Before settling into the driver’s seat, give your caravan and vehicle the once over. Check you have not overloaded your RV and that everything inside is secure and evenly distributed to reduce excessive swing.
Ensure your RV is correctly coupled to the tow vehicle, with the safety chain fitted and check that brake lights, tail lights, and clearance lights are all working.
Knowing your caravan’s working condition. Taking the time to familiarise yourself with the dimensions of your caravan will bring greater awareness and confidence when on the road.
Before starting the ignition get in the habit of observing the placement and working order of all mirrors. Ensure you can see out the back window without items such as surfboards or pillows obscuring your vision. Visibility is particularly important when towing an RV, so make sure you can see clearly out of all mirrors before setting out.
When on the road keep as far to the left as safe to give overtaking vehicles as much space as possible. Leave larger distances than usual between yourself and vehicles in front for comfortable breaking, and allow plenty of extra time and space when entering traffic.
Remember: keep a cool head, stop regularly, and share the driving.
Caravanning is an experience everyone should undertake at least once in their life and is a great way to get back to your roots. Use these tips to help with your next trip.
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